:: Thanks so much for the great response for pattern testers - I'm all set now with plenty of volunteers! Thank you! ::
It’s been a little hectic around here of late – not so much paper piecing happening as other projects have taken priority. Oh but don’t be dismayed, I’ve still been working on some paper pieced patterns behind the scenes. I couldn’t abandon paper piecing entirely!
With the new year approaching, I thought it might be time to update my Patten Tester List (Current testers – expect an email from me soon!). Plus I have quite a few patterns in the works. I’ve scattered a few pics of some new patterns throughout the post. They’ll be available for testing soon (soon being next year. Let’s get through Christmas and all the sewing involved first!).
So a few details about pattern testing for me:
When I have a group of patterns ready to test, I send out a group email with EQ7 sketches of the patterns. I ask pattern testers to reply with their preferred pattern they’d like to make. It’s a case of first in, best dressed on who gets which patterns. I’d rather testers choose a pattern that they want to make so they’re not having to make something they’re not loving (that kind of sewing is never fun!). Naturally there’s no obligation to join in each round – just if a pattern strikes your fancy and you want to try it out!
Some patterns are secret squirrels – and if that’s the case I’ll mention that in the email and ask that you don’t share sneak peeks or blog about it until I’ve announced or released the pattern. Generally though I’m happy for you to share what you’re testing for me with a link back to my blog (or a tag on IG if that’s where you’re sharing!).
I prefer the turn around time to be 3 weeks – but of course if a problem crops up, just drop me a line and let me know. It makes me sad when people ask for patterns then never get back to me with the results – bit of communication goes a long way
Once you’ve tested the patterns, I request that you email me a picture and provide feedback on the pattern. It might be typos in the pattern, wrong numbering on the pattern, or suggestions on how a block might go together more smoothly. It all helps!
I’d prefer testers to be familiar and comfortable with paper piecing, including small pieces and angles! . Though I promise there will never be any y-seams in my designs! Most of my patterns tend to be intermediate to advanced in skill level.
So I think that’s about everything. Now it’s over to you. If you’re interested in being on my tester list, drop me a line (quietplay at live.com.au). Look forward to hearing from you!
And now onto the party! Share what you’ve been working on here!
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!